Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Falling back to Fall

I keep getting ahead of myself and seem to be doing a lot of Christmas cards. When I woke up Saturday morning, I felt the NEED to make a fall card. Like it was going to be too late soon, so I just HAD to make one. lol Never mind about my usual Fly Lady morning routine...I went straight to work on my card before it was too late. ;)  I used the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the sketch at Create with Connie and Mary.
This isn't really a traditional fall color combination, but I thought it would look nice anyway. :) 
I started by making my own DSP panel. I stamped Very Vanilla cardstock with the leaves, then added Off the Grid and Gorgeous Grunge splotches. It looked to clean though, so I wet the cardstock and wrinkled it up. I then opened it up and sponged Crumb Cake ink over it. Since this panel was so detailed, I wanted to keep the other panel simple and just embossed it with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and sponged it with Crumb Cake ink. I pierced holes in the top and bottom of the card and embossed part of my sentiment banner with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder for even more texture.  The banner and fussy cut leaf are both on Dimensionals as well. 

Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Sponge, Piercing tool and mat
Accessories: Dimensionals 


  1. Wow, I love how you used the sketch with these colors! The texture you've achieved on your card is just wonderful and adds so much! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. What a beautiful fall color combination! I love this! And I love all the texture of your card! Stunning! Thanks for playing challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Beautiful!!! I love how you stamped the leaves and the texture in your card!! Great job!! Thank you for playing with the Pals Paper Arts!!

  4. Leaves and woodgrain, my two favorite things. You pulled them together perfectly. Thank you for playing PPA!

  5. Such a pretty fall card. The colors look great along with the embossing! Thanks for playing along at Create with Connie & Mary!

  6. So gorgeous! I love the colors and textures. Just a perfect fall card. So glad you joined us this week for the Sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. I'm glad you took the time to create this beauty! Love the color selection and the texture is fantastic! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. LOVE the wonderful rich colors on this and just one of my all time favorite sets! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  9. I agree with you completely! Sometimes as a demo I feel like I'm rushing the seasons...felt good to go back and do a fall card after doing so many Christmas ones. Love the "layers" of leaves you have on your panel and then the texture of the woodgrain! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!